Two strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties. The second quake was measured at 6.0 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first measured 5.4. More than three
Israel on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the U.N. culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks that Israeli leaders said ignored Judaism's connection with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites. According to a text provided by Palestinian officials, the
Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed at least 26 people, most of them school children, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The raids hit a residential area and a school in Haas village, the Syrian Civil Defence
Bilingual education is back on the ballot in California. At present, the Golden State public schools are required to teach most English learners in English-only programs. By voting "yes" on Proposition 58, California voters would make it easier for schools to decide how they teach English
Students at Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States, have petitioned to have the dress code changed, claiming that it shamed girls’ bodies and perpetuated rape culture. As it stands, the school's dress code bans see-through garments, spaghetti straps, hats, and gang-related
Two roadblocks threaten President Obama’s pivot to Asia. The first is the Philippines’ mercurial president, Rodrigo Duterte, who on Wednesday announced he would seek the departure of all US troops in his country within two years. The second is the US election campaign, in which both Democrat Hillary
A Wisconsin city clerk raised concerns about opening an early voting site on the state university’s Green Bay campus in part because she feared it would encourage more Democratic-leaning students to vote, a move that some say could suppress the vote along partisan ties. As early voting becomes a more
Belgian politicians failed to break their deadlock over a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Wednesday, but agreed to resume talks on Thursday in a sign they may be nearing a consensus that would keep the deal alive. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), seven years in the making
A New York lawyer has been criminally charged with failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service more than $3 million of fee income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice. According to an indictment made public on Wednesday
Brussels (AFP) - Belgium's political leaders adjourned talks late Wednesday without reaching an agreement on whether to support a landmark EU-Canada trade agreement, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said.
Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province hit a school and the surrounding area on Wednesday, killing at least 35 civilians including many children, a monitor and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "warplanes -- either Russia or Syrian -- carried out six strikes
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba. The UN General Assembly adopted the annual resolution by an overwhelming vote of 191 votes in favor -- with only the United States and Israel abstaining
A landslide piled into one of Colombia's busiest highways Wednesday, killing at least six people and leaving an "undetermined" number missing and feared buried, authorities said. The huge mass of brown earth swallowed up a section of road located several kilometers (miles) outside second
LEON, Spain (AP) — With Nacho Fernandez stealing the show with a spectacular scissor-kick goal in the second half, Real Madrid cruised to a 7-1 win over third-division Cultural Leonesa in its Copa del Rey debut on Wednesday, despite playing without most of its top players.
MOSCOW (AP) — A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
In a low, windowless building just outside America's sprawling embassy compound in Baghdad, senior military officials from 19 nations work side-by-side, quietly trying to kill jihadists. The front wall of the dreary office space is covered by monitors -- many are blacked out as reporters stop by
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A mudslide killed at least seven people and buried more than 10 others along a mountainous stretch of Colombia's main highway between Bogota and Medellin, authorities said on Wednesday. The avalanche of mud and rocks, triggered by recent heavy rains, spilled across four lanes of
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian talks designed to end the deadlock over a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement ended on Wednesday without a breakthrough, but participants said they would resume on Thursday morning.
Twin earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday -- the second registering at a magnitude of 6.0 -- in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people. The quakes were felt in the capital Rome, sending residents running out of their houses and into the streets
Leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus will move peace talks to Switzerland in November where territorial issues will be discussed, the United Nations said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt at ending one of Europe's most enduring conflicts. Negotiations will take place in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland
ROME (AP) — A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho got his own back on great managerial rival Pep Guardiola as Manchester United beat a weakened Manchester City 1-0 in the fourth round of the English League Cup on Wednesday, with Juan Mata scoring a second-half winner.
A big study in England that screened thousands of babies for high cholesterol and genes that can cause early heart disease found the condition is twice as common as has been believed.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations spokesman says the leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus' Greek and Turkish speaking communities have agreed to conduct a key phase of reunification talks in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, next month.